Simple Definition of adjure
: to urge or command (someone) to do something
Full Definition of adjure
1 : to command solemnly under or as if under oath or penalty of a curse
2 : to urge or advise earnestly
Examples of adjure
He adjured his followers to remain faithful to the cause.
<adjured them not to break the drug laws of any of the countries they would be visiting>
Origin of adjure
Middle English, from Latin adjurare, from ad- + jurare to swear — more at jury
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of adjure
Rhymes with adjure
abjure, Adour, allure, amour, Ashur, assure, brochure, ceinture, cocksure, coiffure, conjure, contour, couture, demure, detour, dirt-poor, endure, ensure, faubourg, for sure, Fraktur, grandeur, gravure, guipure, hachure, immure, impure, insure, inure, kultur, land-poor, langur, ligure, manure, mature, mohur, obscure, parure, perdure, procure, rondure, secure, siddur, tambour, tandoor, tenure, Uighur, unmoor, velour, velure
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